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software Classic   software Classic : FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
   posted by AmiKit on 9-Aug-2018 18:30:54 (609 reads)

In 2017, we released a special version of AmiKit 8 fine-tuned for Mac computers. This "Reloaded" version, also called AmiKit 9, runs much faster than any previous AmiKit on Mac. Now it is available for free download!

AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac" uses WinUAE emulator running on Wine. This concept, paradoxly, is faster and more stable & compatible than any other solution.

On top of that, it includes "Rabbit Hole" which allows you to launch Mac apps directly from Amiga desktop! Also you can open Amiga files with your favourite Mac apps! For example, double-click "AmiKit:Welcome to AmiKit" to see what I'm talking about.

Enjoy!
Jan










WHAT IS AMIKIT?

AmiKit turns your computer into a powerful emulated Amiga desktop with hundreds of pre-installed and pre-configured programs. We've done all the hard work for you.


REQUIREMENTS

For any AmiKit version to work you do need AmigaOS3.x and ROM3.1 file. AmiKit 9 for Mac requires macOS 10.10 or better (it might run on 10.8 too but that's not confirmed).


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Hypex 
Re: FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
Posted on 12-Aug-2018 17:47:14
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I wasn't aware of a WINE port to OSX. Thought that was a Linux only thing. But seriously it works faster through a Windows emulator than as a native OSX app? Something is wrong with OSX there. Can Windows be speed up by running it through WINE instead? LOL.

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AmiKit 
Re: FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
Posted on 13-Aug-2018 10:15:25
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@Hypex

Wine Is Not an Emulator - as its acronym stands for

More details in AmiKit X Quick Guide, page 10: http://bit.ly/AmiKit-QuickGuide

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Hypex 
Re: FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
Posted on 13-Aug-2018 18:09:02
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@AmiKit

So they say. But the purpose of WINE is to emulate the Windows API. Or simulate if the WINE creators don't like the emulate word and have a hangover at the very mention of it.

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kolla 
Re: FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
Posted on 14-Aug-2018 0:03:31
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WINE is an implementation of the Windows API, not emulation nor simulation.

That said, using WINE on a Mac is pretty awkward, I would prefer a simpler AmiKit that would just launch from FS-UAE.

Last edited by kolla on 14-Aug-2018 at 12:11 AM.

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Re: FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
Posted on 15-Aug-2018 8:34:20
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@kolla

Feel free to use FS-UAE with AmiKit, of course!

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kolla 
Re: FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
Posted on 15-Aug-2018 13:01:51
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Last I tried, it gurued (with non-obvious guru #) with FS-UAE, and went into an endless reboot cycle, despite setting up a pretty much identical target profile as that in WinUAE. I was not motivated enough to debug what the cause was.

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AmiKit 
Re: FREE DOWNLOAD of AmiKit 9 "Reloaded for Mac"
Posted on 20-Aug-2018 10:53:18
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@kolla

It seems you just confirmed what the news text said about WinUAE - that it is more stable & compatible than any other solution

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